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Michael Mott obituary


My father, Michael Mott, who has died aged 88, was a poet, novelist and biographer who published widely on both sides of the Atlantic.

He upheld a daily practice of letter-writing. He corresponded with family, friends and deep thinkers – most recently the former archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, the poet Tony Roberts, and the religion and humanities scholar John Alden Williams. His correspondence, as part of The Michael Mott Collection, is kept at Northwestern University, Chicago.

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